The sister of a South American pop star was murdered in the luxury Los Angeles apartment she had lived in for just a month, police said.
Maleesa Mooney, 31, was found dead in her Skye unit in Bunker Hill, downtown Los Angeles, shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday after cops were called to conduct a well-being check, it was reported. Friday the LAPD in a press release.
Investigators concluded that she was the victim of a homicide, although the exact cause of her death is still not known.
Mooney is the younger sister of Jourdin Pauline, a trap-pop singer from Guayana.
“My heart is broken, I can’t believe you won’t be here with us anymore. you were so loving and so kind to everyone…it’s so sick I can’t believe my little big sister is gone!!!!! Pauline lamented on Instagram.
“How is it possible you’re not here, we were supposed to grow old together, have babies and cook wars (you’re the best chef ever). it’s so surreal I can’t stop wake up crying thinking I’m in a bad dream. we will get justice for you sister. I promise you won’t have gone in vain!!!
Police could not say how long Mooney had been dead before she was discovered, but her family said they became concerned late last week when she was unable to contact her.
They called on the Los Angeles Police Department to conduct a wellness check after their iPhone text conversations with Mooney turned from blue to green, indicating they were not sent through his normal data service, and sparked concerns suspicions.
Mooney was already dead, but her iCloud had an alert that someone was using her technology, telling her loved ones that her killer was trying to pawn her iPhone and MacBook, they told ABC 7.
Mooney was an aspiring model who worked as a real estate agent for the Beverly Hills-based agency Nest Seekers, although her profile was recently deleted.
She only moved into this luxury building of around 450 units last month.
Other residents told ABC 7 the high-rise has seen a “series of suspicious incidents” in and around the building in recent weeks.
Downtown has been the scene of a series of stabbings, including a man who was fatally stabbed Thursday on a subway platform in Pershing Square, located just a half-mile from Mooney’s home.
New York Post